“Makan” is possibly the only word you’ll need to get by in Malaysia. It means to eat and eating certainly forms a huge part of Malaysian culture.
From the traditional nasi lemak, moreish roti canai, long-pulled tea, coconut shakes and Milo dinosaurs to soul-warming banana leaf and durian – if you dare – there are so many flavors to discover here.
Malaysia’s love for food drives a fantastically vibrant dining scene. From 24-hour mamaks serving traditional Indian-Muslim dishes, to the abundant satay stalls where hungry late night diners can enjoy anything from whole fried squid to the freshest steamed pak choi, all served on a stick. Simple, yet so delicious.
Perhaps one of the best places to find all the cuisines Kuala Lumpur has to offer in one fun, lively and inspiring place is in the renowned Golden Triangle part of the city.
Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle is made up of sparkling entertainment complexes, shopping malls, cinemas, luxury hotels, fine-dining venues, but probably most exciting of are the restaurants that serve a variety of mouth-watering local fare.
The four bustling areas found inside this dynamic neighbourhood are Bukit Bintang, Imbi, Sultan Ismail and Raja Chulan. Between each of these are strands of streets filled with the most delicious dishes.
If you’re a foodie on tour and want to discover Kuala Lumpur through its cuisines from the spicy delightfulness of the nasi lemak to century eggs and chicken feet, then the perfect place to stay is at the Golden Triangle’s most conveniently located PARKROYAL Serviced Suites.
PARKROYAL Serviced Suites is adjacent to Bukit Bintang, which comes alive at night and just round the corner from the equally vibrant Jalan Alor strip where you can stroll up and down tasting devilishly divine dishes.
PARKROYAL Serviced Suites is perfect for family vacations, business travelers and backpackers who want to experience luxury without the hefty price tag.
The apartment-style hotel in Kuala Lumpur provides guests with a tranquil sanctuary, mere moments from some of Malaysia’s most notable attractions.
PARKROYAL Serviced Suites offers the choice of Studio Suites, One-bedroom Premier Suites, Two-bedroom Suites and Executive Suites.
All are fitted with sizeable kitchenettes and a beautiful space to relax after exploring the city.
The Mezzanine Lounge is also perfect for unwinding in the evening or you can head up to the rooftop to dangle your feet in the cool pool and admire views of Kuala Lumpur’s stunning skyline, including the Petronas Twin Towers.
Once you’ve spruced up your energy levels in the serene atmosphere in PARKROYAL Serviced Suites, you can look forward to an evening of feasting in the local area.
Just a short stroll from PARKROYAL Serviced Suites is the bustling Jalan Alor, one of the most famous roads in Kuala Lumpur.
Here, you can find hawker stalls and seafood restaurants which are all fresh and inexpensive.
Choose from Korean barbequed meats, Chinese crispy omelettes, fiery noodles, crispy or steamed satay delights, oodles of hearty broths with fresh toppings, sweet traditional treats and so much more.
If your stomach is rumbling and you want to head to somewhere you know is going to be fantastic without perusing all that Jalan Alor has to offer, then head straight to either Yap Hup Kee or Betel Leaf.
Yap Hup Kee serves smile-inducing Chinese dishes, from saucy chicken noodle curry to traditional fried yong tau foo – a Hakka Chinese cuisine consisting primarily of crispy tofu stuffed with fish paste.
If you want to get stuck in with your hands, head to Betel Leaf for authentic and scrumptious Chettinad cuisines.
Betel Leaf serves both South and North Indian dishes including curries, seafood dishes, veg-packed sides and ample sweet treats.
If all the divine food has warmed up your dancing legs, then head to Changkat Bukit Bintang, just a three-minute stroll from PARKROYAL Serviced Suites.
The area has been likened to London’s Piccadilly Circus and host plenty of enticing bars and clubs.
Here you can find live music, DJs, parties, cocktails, towers of beer, a friendly atmosphere and welcoming locals.
One of the most popular places along the strip is Havana’s, which hosts a salsa party night every Friday and a comedy night on the first Thursday of each month.
If you want to rock out to some live music, then head to Yoko’s on a Friday evening and catch some local indie band performance classics and originals.
By day time, the raucous party scene of the night before disappears from the strip and quietness overcomes the street.
This is the perfect time to wander around and see the stunning pre-war colonial style buildings in the day light.
To round off your stay in Kuala Lumpur, you must try the famous and oh-so-delicious nasi lemak. And staying at PARKROYAL Serviced Suites means you’re super close to some of the best nasi lemak in the whole city.
Head to Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa in Kampung Baru for lunch. The combination of fried chicken, sticky coconut rice, crispy fried anchovies, protein-packed peanuts and fresh cucumber will work wonders for that naughty hangover Changkat Bukit Bintang gave you the night before.
From here, you can see unblocked views of the glistening Petronas Twin Towers and then stroll back to PARKROYAL Serviced Suites for an afternoon lounging around the rooftop pool while you decide what adventures to have next.
PARKROYAL Serviced Suites truly couldn’t be in a better location to explore this historic, beautiful, bustling city.
With incredibly comfortable beds, welcoming staff, first-class facilities and a winning location, PARKROYAL Serviced Suites really does have everything to make your stay in Kuala Lumpur memorable for all the right reasons.
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